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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:09 PM   #9701
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Just saw this interesting news from yahoo...

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/afp/2008090...aeafa1b_1.html
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:09 PM   #9702
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There was coverage of Burj Dubai in some UK papers yesterday
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:16 PM   #9703
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OMG so tall.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:29 PM   #9704
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So we are one year from completion...

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DUBAI (AFP) - The world's tallest building just got taller -- the Burj Dubai tower in the booming Gulf emirate of Dubai has now reached a height of 688 metres (2,257 feet) and is still growing, developers Emaar said on Tuesday.

It now boasts 160 storeys, the highest skyscraper in the world, Emaar said in a statement.

The skyscraper, set for completion in September 2009, is one of several mega projects taking shape in Dubai, which is a member of the oil-rich United Arab Emirates (UAE) federation.

Burj Dubai, which was started in 2004, overtook Taiwan's Taipei 101 tower as the world's tallest building when it reached 512 metres (1,533 feet) in April 2007.

It became the tallest man-made structure on the planet, when Emaar announced in April that it has surpassed the 629-metre (2,063-foot) KVLY-TV mast in the United States.

Its eventual height remains a closely-guarded secret, though there is speculation it will reach a final height of 900 metres (2,953 feet).

It had been due for completion in the bustling city state at the end of 2008, but Emaar said in June that "finishing touches" had pushed back the date until September next year.

The skyscraper is being built by a consortium involving Arabtec Construction LLC of the UAE, Samsung of South Korea and Besix of Belgium.

Many building projects in Dubai, which is going through a construction frenzy, have been facing delays caused by shortage of building materials and skilled labour.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 02:48 PM   #9705
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something relevant is missing here
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 03:02 PM   #9706
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the height is simply madness. it looks beautiful!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 03:05 PM   #9707
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something relevant is missing here
What do u mean??
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 03:17 PM   #9708
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Welcome to the club, DenisS, and thanx for your daily updates. I needed so badly!
BTW, it seems eveybody likes IMRE-like watermarks
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 03:29 PM   #9709
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Quote:
something relevant is missing here
They'll install the plane defense turrets there.

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Though the risk is small, I'm sure Adrian and the engineers involved on the project took earthquakes into consideration if there was any risk warranting the research.
Yes, after long consideration i finally approved.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:30 PM   #9710
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There was coverage of Burj Dubai in some UK papers yesterday
I didn't see nothing although I'm daily paper boy in London.

If you have those news can you post it?

and BTW whats with the exclamination mark next to the thread title?
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 04:31 PM   #9711
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They'll install the plane defense turrets there.
And why not parking for flying cars !
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:14 PM   #9712
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guys i really dont think it will reach 800 m >>>>
unless it will have 100 m spire
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:24 PM   #9713
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And why not parking for flying cars !
Yeah, like Coruscant!
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 05:31 PM   #9714
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I rarely visited this thread but I am totally surprised how tall this "thing" now. I wonder what is the height now?
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:11 PM   #9715
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I rarely visited this thread but I am totally surprised how tall this "thing" now. I wonder what is the height now?
Its only 5.5 metres away from reaching a new 100th figure of height which no human race have been able to ever reach.

It is 694.5 metres in total right now, and 185.3 metres taller than the tallest completed building taipei 101. The building which is at 185.2 metres I found is mandeville place of philadelphia (proposed) So think of current burj dubai height as taipei 101 + mandeville place.




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Old September 3rd, 2008, 06:38 PM   #9716
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Thanks! That's totally amazing! I can't wait to see this completed.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:24 PM   #9717
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So, it's 688 meters now, right.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:31 PM   #9718
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it is 694.5m , read above
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:33 PM   #9719
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it is 694.5m , read above
But all the papers said it reached 688 yesterday.
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 07:41 PM   #9720
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Taipei 101 is also a unique structure. I read somewhere about the "huge ball" inside the building. How -the ball- helps the structure?
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